The University of Lausanne, the French Vladimir Nabokov Society and the Jan Michalski Foundation are joining forces to organize the Sixth International Vladimir Nabokov Conference sponsored by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society. After the three conferences in Paris (2013, 2019, 2021), Biarritz (2016), Lille and Chapel Hill (2018), this conference will explore the rich relationship of Nabokov’s oeuvre to the natural world.
The call for proposals is now open for the eighth annual interdisciplinary conference held by Humber’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences in collaboration with the Toronto International Festival of Authors.
This year’s conference is titled “Climate in Crisis (Activism, Apathy and Responsibility: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis).”
Special thematic dossier | STEM in US Popular Culture: Assessing Gender Discourse, Stereotypes and Mainstreaming
Editors: Laura Álvarez Trigo (Universidad de Alcalá) and Erika Tiburcio Moreno (Universidad Complutense)
Call for Papers Apocalyptica
Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University.
Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest and Jenny Stümer
Article length: 8,000-9,000 words
Deadline: Year-round – 15 July 2022 (for our next issue)
Co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, papers are sought for a session that investigates any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, Indigenous ecocriticism, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial, postcolonial, and settler colonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science. This session gives particular consideration to papers that engage with the 2022 conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian."
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Please find call for chapters for our forthcoming book: ECO-CONCEPTS: Critical Reflections in Emerging Ecocritical Theory and Ecological Thought which is to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (June 2022 ISSUE) of LITERATURE TODAY We are inviting submissions for June 2022 issue of 'Literature Today'. The theme of our June 2022 issue is 'Good vs Evil'. You can send us poems, short stories, memoirs and one act plays on :
We are pleased to announce that the submissions deadline for paper, panel and roundtable proposals for the Conference “The Street and the City – Moments”, taking place at the University of Lisbon (7-9 September 2022), has now been extended until 15th May 2022.
Submissions to the conference are invited from a broad range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, anthropology, history, politics, the social sciences and other related disciplines.
We welcome proposals for papers, pre-organised panels and roundtables. Please see the conference webpage for a link to the full Call for Papers announcement and submission guidelines.
Call for Submissions Thresholds 51: Heat
Edited by Hampton Smith and Zachariah DeGiulio
Thresholds, the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture and published by MIT Press is now accepting submissions to be published Spring 2023.
University of London Conference
Refugees from Nazism: Innovation in Engineering and Industry
Historically, Exile Studies have concentrated on social, political and cultural themes but in recent years – most notably with the Conference of the Gesellschaft für Exilforschung in Vienna in 2014 and the subsequent publication of its proceedings Kometen des Geldes – economic questions have moved from the periphery to the centre of academic enquiry.
Reverse Mind Engineering: Finding Paths to Cognitive Emancipation
A Book Proposal by Chris Shei (editor)
The 5th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities is returning in 2022! Having reviewed the feedback from our attendees, we knew that this event is here to stay. We have received an overwhelming amount of praise for the quality of content at the 2021 event and are excited to launch the next edition of SHCONF.
State of Interim is an interdisciplinary open conference on the intersection art, creativity and AI. Kaeur studio, a young research platform, is cooperating with students from the University of fine Arts Hamburg to create space for young positions. We are calling for young researchers, coders, artists and beyond. For more information have a look on our website!
Call for Papers
Focused Issue Theme:
Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Speculative Fiction
Focused Issue planned for early 2023
Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2022
Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2022
CfP: Special Journal Issue on Imperialism and the Riverine Environment in Modern Asia
As the COVID-19 pandemic exposed structural cracks in public health policies and health care systems around the globe, the humanities intensified arguments for their inclusion in health care, health education, policy development, and public health initiatives, citing, among other things, their existing work on cultural analysis, gender, race, and class, disease construction, illness narratives, the decoding of text, and perspective-taking. At the onset of the pandemic, humanities scholars from across the world quickly produced editorials and lecture series, arguing for, and demonstrating the value of, the humanities in responding to the global health crisis.
The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives24 April 2023 – 27 April 2023Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Switzerland
We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers in the field of medieval sensory studies for the international workshop ‘The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives.’ The workshop is organised by Prof. Annette Kern-Stähler (University of Bern, Switzerland), Prof. Elizabeth Robertson (University of Glasgow, UK), and Dr. des. Laura Bernardazzi (University of Bern, Switzerland) and is funded by the Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Switzerland, and the University of Bern.
Despite forming the basis for many cultural and political norms in the world today, sexuality is also that which resists easy normativity. In addition to agitating for change in the form of legal rights, critical thinking on non-conforming sexualities has also raised the question of sexuality itself as non-conformist. This latter strand of thinking allows us to think of sexuality as always having alternatives, and also being alternative to fixed forms of itself. This theorisation considers sexuality both from the political perspective from which it is often studied, and also from the perspective of literature and the arts.
UNCOVERING AN AESTHETICS OF NAVAL WAR LITERATURE
16 September 2022, University of Leuven (Belgium)
This is a call for paper submissions to a special issue of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Literature. Here is the topic description:
Call for Papers
Cultural Studies and the Nonhuman Turn
Workshop, TU Dresden, 01-02 July 2022
The 7th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences is a must-attend event for the academic community. Join us on the 19-21 of August in the dynamic city of Paris. IACHSS continues to recruit top speakers in the field, showcase findings from the latest research, and provide premier networking opportunities.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE April 22, 2022
Reading Minds: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks and the Reading Human
SLSA 2022, Purdue University
The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective
Organized by Tatiana Konrad, Savannah Schaufler, and Chantelle Mitchell
University of Vienna
Conference Dates: February 15-17, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 1, 2022
Venue: University of Vienna
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Cymene Howe (Rice University) & Dr. Eben Kirksey (Deakin University)
Cities come alive and build themselves from moments. Moments we breathe in the present, moments that shape both collective and individual memories. All these memories drift from a solitary pace in a crowd, to a dialogue between us and the other united by the urb. As in Dickens’s words (1859) “a multitude of people and yet a solitude.”
This conference aims at approaching topics from the past, both nearby or further away; topics from the present, globally, locally or glocally relevant and topics from the future – real or imaginary. Munford (1961) states that “the origins of the city are obscure, a large part of its past buried or effaced beyond recovery, and its further prospects are difficult to weigh.”
Innovations in tech and science often begin with fantasies that embody a possibility (e.g. Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, Dick Tracy's TV watch, flip phone communicators in Star Trek, and Neuromancer’s cyberspace as VR). Theory is followed by experimentation and prototyping, and ultimately a convergence with reality (although not without tragic casualties along the way, as in the history of flight and space exploration). In this sense, fantasy can be understood as both precursor and prophet of things-to-come.
Puppets tread the threshold between human and object. On the one hand, they can appear as ideal revisions of the human, on the other as profoundly inhuman entities, characterized by their impertinent refusal to obey human laws, whether of language, feeling, or even mortality. Puppets exist at the nexus of the conference theme: quotidian objects invested with a fantasy of animation, of interiority, of drives, and independent goal states.
The aim of this conference is to bring together academics, doctoral students and practitioners (educators, linguists, psychologists, economists, political figures, entrepreneurs, etc.) from different countries to discuss theoretical and practical questions related to the contributions of HSS in addressing different issues related to the Covid-19 crisis. The main goal is to contribute to the realization of a sustainable and inclusive development model.
The conference will cover the following topics:
1. The Impact of Covid-19 on individuals, organizations, society and the macroeconomic system:
Papers are sought from any period, any cultural form/genre, and from any critical perspective that investigate the way that science and culture have influenced, informed, and challenged one another, either within society more broadly or even within higher education. Projects from the medical humanities, environmental humanities, and/or digital humanities are relevant to this panel, as are other interdisciplinary fields at the intersections of science and the humanities. We are looking for papers that consider science and culture as lived human experiences, rather than speculative science fiction per se.
As fans of the genre can attest, popular science writing belies the notion of “science” and “literature” as separate domains. Bestselling science writers borrow freely from the techniques of fiction writers to craft compelling narratives, memorable examples, and evocative re-presentations of technical information. Of course, scholars have long recognized the literariness of science writing: as pioneering work by Gillian Beer, George Levine, Devin Griffiths, Donna Haraway, and others attests, it is difficult to overestimate the historical traffic between science and literature. Since the early modern era (if not earlier), writers and scientists have routinely traded metaphors, images, and conceptual frameworks.